Sunday, May 16, 2010

More Jewelry Making

A little while ago i had a play date with some of my co-workers.  We spent the day making jewelry. Well we enjoyed ourselves so much we had a repeat event this past Saturday.  We met at my house around noon and had a lovely pot luck luncheon by the pool.
Then we got started. I worked on this piece.  I picked up the vintage rose pin at the Rose Bowl Flea market last year.  I wanted to make an asymmetrical necklace using the pin as the center piece. I had some rosary beads i wanted to incorporate - but the chain was too gold for the gunmetal of the pin.  So i made the rosary MYSELF - yeah!!
I used assorted glass, silver and vintage rhinestones - using the wire wrapping technique.
This is a crystal from a chandelier!

Next i worked on this pretty pink necklace.  I used the sterling silver wire i was "saving" until i was good enough at wire wrapping - since it is pricey.  Not sure i like it = with the right outfit it will be nice.

I used a bone carved rose as a the focal point and some vintage bits from my button box.
I had picked up some fresh water pearls in soft hues - but they didn't work with the other pink necklace - so i made this one.  More delicate - with sterling silver chain.
I love the organic softness.
I continued making necklaces on Sunday and made this one using glass beads, gunmetal chain from Michael's and more wire wrapping.
I had actually started this one about 5 years ago!  I had the glass leaves and started to make a bracelet.  I turned it into this necklace.

Here's everything i made - including the copper flower on the left i somehow forgot to photograph.
Oh - but then before i put everything away i made this with assorted green and orangey red glass beads and antique gold circle chain from Michaels.
I get into a rhythm making wire wrapped clusters and just connect them as i go.
Oh yeah - i also made a bracelet.  This was assembled with elastic thread, pretty little beads and some shell buttons.

Very soft and comfy on the wrist.
Here are pictures of the things that my friends made:

What a great way to spend the weekend.  To top it off, Saturday night we went to see a contemporary gospel choir performance. One of my co-workers is in the group.  They were fantastic!